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Pat Blythe – Blues, Rock and a Fond Farewell….

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2017 by segarini

My first AirBnB guest has arrived. A Brooklyn girl from NYC. A very young (emphasis on the word “young”), freelance film producer who has one of her works showing at the Female Eye Film Festival. Jessica has never been to Toronto before although this is the second time one of her films has been selected to show. With only two full days, unfortunately she won’t have an opportunity to really experience The Big Smoke. However, she was asking me if I knew any clubs with live music…..REALLY!!!

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Nadia Elkharadly: Grunge Girl Rides Again!

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , on September 27, 2011 by segarini

In my last column I talked about how I came to love music, and the kind of music that instilled that love.  Back then I was voracious in my appetite to obtain music, music that was new or just new to me.  But it came to be that recorded music wasn’t enough to satiate the craving.  The concept of live shows made itself known.  My favourite bands would tour.  People would line up outside Sunrise Records or Sam the Record Man for hours for a chance to buy tickets to hear, see and simply breathe the same air as their favourite artists.  And I wanted to be one of those people.

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Nadia Elkharadly: Children of Grunge

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , on September 20, 2011 by segarini

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing Mudhoney perform for the first time.  In the subsequent review, I commented that “You’ll always love the music that you grew up with, the songs and bands that you discovered in your youth. “  It’s a notion that I kind of come back to time and time again.  Being born in 1980, I began to notice the popular music around me in the early 1990s; the era of Grunge.  And as I said in my review, I still love that music and those bands even today.  As someone who is bombarded with new music, new artists and new bands on a fairly regular basis, it’s curious to me that I still love that genre 15 years later.  And the music I love even now, likely bears more than a passing resemblance to the music that raised me.

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